starch blocker

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starch′ block`er

or starch′block`,

a substance ingested in the belief that it inhibits the body's ability to metabolize starch and thereby promotes weight loss: declared illegal in the U.S. by the FDA.
starch′-block`ing, adj.
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The present paper reports findings from a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled investigation in which body weights of generally healthy, overweight human volunteers in China were examined before and after 30 and 60 days of oral treatment with placebo or a starch blocker produced from white beans.
If you don't, I have two other suggestions: a starch blocker and an unusual and effective digestive aid.
A handful of publications in recent years has suggested that the acetic acid in vinegar acts as a starch blocker, she said.
The company states that the starch blocker enables consumers to enjoy such foods as pasta without fear of adding weight.
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Now back to her ideal weight, it certainly seems to be working.New kids on the blockACCORDING to Dr Steven Rosenblatt, author of The Starch Blocker Diet, phaseolamin - the nutrient in Phase 2 - is a natural starch blocker, derived from white kidney beans.
There's a new starch blocker that prevents from 60-70 percent of the starches you eat from getting absorbed.